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The Doll Test: Choosing Equality

Carole Boston Weatherford

Narrated by dolls, this book-length poem by acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford focuses on the pivotal research of Black psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark.

In the so-called "doll test," they presented Black and white baby dolls to children and asked them questions to determine racial perception and preference. The research showed that segregation caused Black children to develop a sense of inferiority and self-hatred. Kenneth later testified before the US Supreme Court as part of Brown v. Board of Education, helping to bring an end to legal segregation.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: Nov 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781728477930
  • Recommended age: 07-11
  • Categories: Social Topics - Prejudice & RacismHistory - United States - 20th CenturyToys, Dolls & Puppets

About the Author

Weatherford, Carole Boston: - Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books. Her picture book BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood received a Newbery Honor. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by the late Floyd Cooper, was a National Book Award longlist title, won the Coretta Scott King Award for author and illustrator, and received a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor. When she's not traveling or visiting museums, Carole is mining the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She lives in North Carolina.
Cooper, David Elmo: - David Cooper is a multi-media artist and muralist, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of The Society of Publications Designers (SPD). His work has appeared on book covers, ad campaigns, and editorial publications, such as The New York Times, Print Magazine, and POZ Magazine. David most recently illustrated The New York Times Best Selling children's book, Marcus Makes a Movie, the debut children's book by comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
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